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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Sep 8, 2017 12:14 PM CST
I have resident Stellar jays. During the past week or so I have noticed a definite increase in numbers, at least double or triple the number I normally see. I checked online and found they typically do not migrate. I haven't changed anything in my feeding program, they have always liked the cracked corn in open feeders I set out. I'm getting more of them attempting to snack from my seed feeders designed for much smaller birds, which is humorous to watch (they are not very successful). I also have fruit trees (cherries are about done, plums are ripe, pears coming on). Wondering if there is any explanation to the increase of numbers? I don't remember this from years past, but could have just not noticed it.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Sep 9, 2017 1:39 PM CST
I think it has to do with climate change this year. Many on this forum have noticed the migrators have left a bit early this year. Always make me wonder what the birds know that we don't.

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